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1. "Every man has felt himself to be the equal of a god at certain moments. But this comes from the fact that in a flash he felt the amazing grandeur of the human mind. The conquerors are merely those among men who are conscious enough of their strength to be sure of living constantly on those heights and fully aware of the grandeur. The conquerors are capable of more. But they are capable of no more than man himself when he wants."
Author: Albert Camus
2. "Every broken man comes to understand that'll he'll never find paradise when all that he wants was there all along."
Author: Alter Bridge
3. "No person will make a great business who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit."
Author: Andrew Carnegie
4. "If you can get a teen leader in each sector of a student population, you can pull people in. Everybody wants to get involved, but most are too afraid. When they see a person they think is cool leading it, they're first to join."
Author: Andrew Shue
5. "Appealing workplaces are to be avoided. One wants a room with no view, so imagination can meet memory in the dark."
Author: Annie Dillard
6. "Cuba wants to get rid of a dictator, and baseball needs a dictator."
Author: Bob Kerrey
7. "There is a blue bird in my heart that wants to get out."
Author: Charles Bukowski
8. "I just can't get with this idea that literature is a 12-step program. If someone wants to read a book to see good people get rewarded and the bad people get punished, essentially what they want is a fairy tale."
Author: China Miéville
9. "In my biology class, we'd talked about the definition of life: to be classified as a living creature, a thing needs to eat, breathe, reproduce, and grow. Dogs do, rocks don't, trees do, plastic doesn't. Fire, by that definition, is vibrantly alive. It eats everything from wood to flesh, excreting the waste as ash, and it breathes air just like a human, taking in oxygen and emitting carbon. Fire grows, and as it spreads, it creates new fires that spread out and make new fires of their own. Fire drinks gasoline and excretes cinders, it fights for territory, it loves and hates. Sometimes when I watch people trudging through their daily routines, I think that fire is more alive than we are–brighter, hotter, more sure of itself and where it wants to go. Fire doesn't settle; fire doesn't tolerate; fire doesn't 'get by.'Fire does.Fire is."
Author: Dan Wells
10. "Anyone who wants simple, pat stories should buy another author's product. The real universe ain't that way, and neither are my fictive ones."
Author: David Brin
11. "School is school-she wants it to be over, but she's afraid of it being over, because then she'll have to figure out what comes next."
Author: David Levithan
12. "Life is sheer bliss when it wants to be."
Author: David Mitchell
13. "Stop wasting prayer on things you don't need help with. Prayers aren't for wants. They are for giving thanks. God will supply the needs that you cannot obtain on your own by default, so there is no need to ask. Just thank."
Author: Deatri King Bey
14. "For a moment sitting there above the city, i imagined life outside of narcissism. I wondered how beautiful it might be to think of others as more important than myself. I wondered how peaceful it might be not to be pestered by that childish voice that wants for pleasure and attention. I wondered how it would be like not to live in a house of mirrors, everywhere i go being reminded of myself."
Author: Donald Miller
15. "All the bruised lives, searching hearts...Everyone wants a love story but few will risk what it takes to live one."
Author: Donna Lynn Hope
16. "But suppose one doesn't quite know which one wants to put first. Suppose," said Harriet, falling back on words which were not her own, "suppose one is cursed with both a heart and a brain?""You can usually tell," said Miss de Vine, "by seeing what kind of mistakes you make. I'm quite sure that one never makes fundamental mistakes about the thing one really wants to do. Fundamental mistakes arise out of lack of genuine interest. In my opinion, that is."
Author: Dorothy L. Sayers
17. "When Hitler marched across the RhineTo take the land of France,La dame de fer decided,‘Let's make the tyrant dance.'Let him take the land and city,The hills and every flower,One thing he will never have,The elegant Eiffel Tower.The French cut the cables,The elevators stood still,‘If he wants to reach the top,Let him walk it, if he will.'The invaders hung a swastikaThe largest ever seen.But a fresh breeze blewAnd away it flew,Never more to be seen.They hung up a second mark,Smaller than the first,But a patriot climbedWith a thought in mind:‘Never your duty shirk.'Up the iron ladyHe stealthily made his way,Hanging the bright tricolour,He heroically saved the day.Then, for some strange reason,A mystery to this day,Hitler never climbed the tower,On the ground he had to stay.At last he ordered she be razedDown to a twisted pile.A futile attack, for still she standsBeaming her metallic smile."
Author: E.A. Bucchianeri
18. "The person who wants out of the relationship always gets her way."
Author: Emily Giffin
19. "He thinks money spent on a home is money wasted. He's lived too much in hotels. Never the best hotels, of course. Second-rate hotels. He doesn't understand a home. He doesn't feel at home in it. And yet, he wants a home. He's even proud of having this shabby place. He loves it here."
Author: Eugene O'Neill
20. "I have the honour to be quite of your Lordship's opinion," said Mr. Lovel, looking maliciously at Mrs. Selwyn, "for I have an insuperable aversion to strength, either of body or mind, in a female.""Faith, and so have I," said Mr. Coverley; "for egad I'd as soon see a woman chop wood, as hear her chop logic.""So would every man in his senses," said Lord Merton; "for a woman wants nothing to recommend her but beauty and good nature; in every thing else she is either impertinent or unnatural. For my part, deuce take me if ever I wish to hear a word of sense from a woman as long as I live!""It has always been agreed," said Mrs. Selwyn, looking round her with the utmost contempt, "that no man ought to be connected with a woman whose understanding is superior to his own. Now I very much fear, that to accommodate all this good company, according to such a rule, would be utterly impracticable, unless we should chuse subjects from Swift's hospital of idiots."
Author: Fanny Burney
21. "Our poor human heart is flawed: it is like a cake without the frosting: the first two acts of the theatre without the climax. Even its design is marred for a small piece is missing out of the side. That is why it remains so unsatisfied: it wants life and it gets death: it wants Truth and it has to settle for an education; it craves love and gets only intermittent euphoria's with satieties. Samples, reflections and fractions are only tastes, not mouthfuls. A divine trick has been played on the human heart as if a violin teacher gave his pupil an instrument with one string missing. God kept a part of man's heart in Heaven, so that discontent would drive him back again to Him Who is Eternal Life, All-Knowing Truth and the Abiding Ecstasy of Love."
Author: Fulton J. Sheen
22. "I should go. Stewart's waitin' for me. Says he wants to teach me how to use a sword properly.' Riley hooted. ‘Can I watch? This should be totally hilarious.' ‘Ya've got no respect woman.' Beck retorted. After the door closed behind him she realized what he'd said. ‘Woman?' He wasn't calling her girl any longer."
Author: Jana Oliver
23. "You can put off your dreams, your desires, your careers, your farms. You can avoid your responsibilities, obligations, promises, and sovereign rights. But any person who wants to make music, and doesn't, is a goddamned fool."
Author: Jenna Woginrich
24. "A little hatred goes a long, long way. It grows and grows. And it's hungry. You keep feeding it more and more people, and the more it gets, the more it wants. It's never satisfied. And pretty soon it squeezes all the love out of your heart and all you'll have left is a hateful heart."
Author: Jerry Spinelli
25. "Daffy, of course, wants to go on the journey with him but the studio decides they want Daffy back, so Bugs and a young studio executive heroine have to go out and try to bring him back."
Author: Joe Dante
26. "I'm heaving out breaths and gulping air from the lack of oxygen during that spiel, Akio's blinking at me, and Cory looks like he wants to sedate my crazy ass. He might have to, because I can't take it anymore. There's so much shit depending on me, that I can't keep up, and I think I might be having a heart attack right now. Is it possible for a fit twenty three year old man to have a heart attack? I'd say fuck yes, because I'm definitely experiencing one. My chest is on fire, and it feels like I can't get enough air. I'm wheezing, and my hands are shaking, and...that's it. John was fucking right, I'm infected."
Author: Katelin LaMontagne
27. "This Byrd wants a Wren."
Author: Leslea Tash
28. "Seal the Deal Tip: When you deliver information the way the other person wants to receive it, you increase your conversion rates. Notice if someone is talking in short, concise bullet points – then deliver information the same way and watch your conversions soar."
Author: Lisa A. Mininni
29. "I didn't want a wedding at all until this certain girl popped into my life. Now I want whatever she wants. I would do anything to make her happy."
Author: Lisa De Jong
30. "It is irrelevant to the entrepreneur, as the servant of the consumers, whether the wishes and wants of the consumers are wise or unwise, moral or immoral. He produces what the consumers want. In this sense he is amoral. He manufactures whiskey and guns just as he produces food and clothing. It is not his task to teach reason to the sovereign consumers. Should one entrepreneur, for ethical reasons of his own, refuse to manufacture whiskey, other entrepreneurs would do so as long as whiskey is wanted and bought. It is not because we have distilleries that people drink whiskey; it is because people like to drink whiskey that we have distilleries. One may deplore this. But it is not up to the entrepreneurs to improve mankind morally. And they are not to be blamed if those whose duty this is have failed to do so."
Author: Ludwig Von Mises
31. "I believe it's a woman's right to decide what she wants to wear and if a woman can go to the beach and wear nothing, then why can't she also wear everything?"
Author: Malala Yousafzai
32. "I am not a father who wants to give his kids everything. They have to earn it."
Author: Mariano Rivera
33. "When that man wants something, he'll stop at nothing to get it. And I also believed in the good of him."
Author: Marla Maples
34. "All these things that enter your head are assignments. You write them up and then throw them out there and if someone wants to do it, your assignment is done."
Author: Martin Short
35. "Just why I sent it to the publishers would be hard to say, but when I had finished it I felt that it was literature, because it is real and because it was well written. And I know that the world wants such things."
Author: Mary MacLane
36. "All this to say of course Gallo wants to get into your Little Mermaid panties. And if you don't get that, you're dumber than I ever thought, which gives me such a headache to even contemplate. The massive amount of your dumbness. It hurts me,' he whined."
Author: MaryJanice Davidson
37. "It takes just as much training to get along with people. Only, training by yourself in the mountains won't do you any good. You need to surround yourself with others. As you get to know them, of course you take the chance that you'll end up hurting them, or they'll end up hurting you. One of those things might very well happen. That's the only way we learn... about others, and about ourselves. You're a black-belt in martial arts, but I'd guess you still a white-belt in social skills. Someday, you're going to meet someone that truly wants to be your friend, and you, theirs. But it if you don't keep training, you won't be ready when that happens." ~Shigure Sohma"
Author: Natsuki Takaya
38. "He's out here, somewhere, and he wants you dead,' she said. 'Him as killed your family. Us in the graveyard, we wants you to stay alive. We wants you to surprise us and disappoint us and impress us and amaze us. Come home, Bod."
Author: Neil Gaiman
39. "The trapper nodded and returned his pistol to its holster. 'He can count to one hundred if it suits you,' he said, opening and closing his hand to stretch it. Charlie made a sour face. ‘What a stupid thing to say. Think of something else besides that. A man wants his last words to be respectable.'‘I will be speaking all though this day and into the night. I will tell my grandchildren of the time I killed the famous Sisters brothers.'‘That at least makes some sense. Also it will serve as a humorous footnote."
Author: Patrick DeWitt
40. "Take this one in my belly. He (or she) is determined to be here. I can feel the force of his being. It's as if he has something to do here and just wants to arrive and grow up so he can get to it."
Author: Rebecca Walker
41. "It is a poor head that cannot find plausible reason for doing what the heart wants to do."
Author: Richard Hofstadter
42. "My dog," he said, "just barks and plays -has all he wants to eat. He never works- has no trouble about business. In a little while he dies, and that is all. I work with all my strength. I have no time to play. I have trouble every day. In a little while I will die, and then I go to hell. I wish that I had been a dog."
Author: Robert G. Ingersoll
43. "At last Hyacinth asked rather mournfully: "Why do you keep on pushing me away?" The note of unhappiness in that voice quite shocked him. How little one knows what one knows, or wants what one wants."
Author: Robert Musil
44. "He can see what move I'm planning to make in chess and counters before I can do it. He always knows who the killer is in a detective story. I think he could make a career out of detecting, but he wants to write plays for theater. Maybe he could be a Shakespeare instead of a Sherlock. He could be anything. Anything he wants to be."
Author: Sangu Mandanna
45. "Menoeceus wants his father. (Astrid)Bob is crying because he wants his mother to stop calling him that crap-ass name. It's all right, Bob. Daddy's got you now. I'm saving you from Mommy's bad naming taste. I'd be crying, too, if my mom named me after an idiot. (Zarek)"
Author: Sherrilyn Kenyon
46. "Charity ain't giving people what you wants to give, it's giving people what they need to get."
Author: Terry Pratchett
47. "Three very crowded hours went past. They involved quite a lot of phone calls, telexes, and faxes. Twenty-seven people were got out of bed in quick succession and they got another fifty-three out of bed, because if there is one thing a man wants to know when he's woken up in a panic at 4:00 A.M., it's that he's not alone."
Author: Terry Pratchett
48. "In my new freedom I remember thinking: If one knows what he wants to do, others will not only not stand in the way but will lend a hand from simple curiosity and amazement."
Author: Walker Percy
49. "You see, one day God showed me something very important. He let me know that my bitterness and blaming myself for so many things was of my own doing. He showed me that I could shed all my doubts and hurts from the past, God can do that for you too. He wants you to be happy, and if you'll only trust Him, He can work a miracle in your life, just as He did mine."
Author: Wanda E. Brunstetter
50. "He wants love. His desire to love someone... is stronger that anyone else's."
Author: Yuuki Obata

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